I remember when I was a child how the commercials would encourage you to eat white Wonder Bread because it “helped build strong bodies 12 ways”. We know a lot more about nutrition these days and we don’t hear this commercial anymore.
There is so much more information available to the general public and we also have so much more information on the labels of food since I was a young child. There is information on the internet and the news is filled with articles on how to eat a more healthy diet.
One of the things we know so much more about is salmon. Salmon is always being talked about because of the omega-3 fatty acids it provides. Salmon is also a very delicious fish that can be prepared in a number of ways. You can bake it, poach it, put it in a casserole or have it my favorite way, grilled salmon. You can also purchase it in a can and just make salmon sandwiches or use it for salmon loaf.
Even though we are encouraged to reduce the fat in our diet, the omega-3 fats in salmon are essential for our good health and by eating salmon we are sure to get our daily requirements. Sardines are another excellent source of these omega-3’s.
The salmon and sardines get these omega-3’s by eating algae and other simple forms of plant life that make omega-3’s. It is best to purchase wild cold water salmon if you can for this reason because the farm raised salmon are lacking these good nutrients in their diet and their meat will be inferior.
The National Institute of Health has proclaimed the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in protecting our nervous system. Medical scientists are finding that these same fatty acids in our diets will help us stay healthy and live longer.
Some other good sources of omega-3 fatty acids are soybean oil, fish oil, soybeans, flaxseed, flaxseed oil, herring, mackerel, walnuts, and walnut oil. Visit eatdinner4two.com for some healthy recipes using these foods.